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Plumpton Hall

In the civil parish of Ulverston.
In the historic county of Lancashire.
Modern Authority of Cumbria.
1974 county of Cumbria.
Medieval County of Lancashire North of the Sands.

OS Map Grid Reference: SD31287871
Latitude 54.16449° Longitude -3.07252°

Plumpton Hall has been described as a Fortified Manor House although is doubtful that it was such.

There are no visible remains.

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law*.


"Plumpton, sometimes called a manor was shared by different owners, but the Stanington part seems to have been the principal one. After the Suffolk forfeiture in 1554 it was acquired by John Savrey, of the Graythwaite family whose descendants continued to own it till the beginning of the last century. The most noteworthy of the line was John Sawry the Puritan justice.... Plumpton Hall... is of little architectural interest. It consists of two wings at right angles....and appears to be a 17th c building subseqently altered and modernised. The house is said to have been originally of 3 storeys, the upper one of which was pulled down about 1785 when the building no doubt underwent a good deal of change and assumed more or less its present appearance. The north wing...has been almost entirely reconstructed, with its exception of the doorway which retains a good ornamental head... The hall is now a farmhouse" (VCH).
PLUMPTON HALL, a two-storey stuccoed store-built farmhouse, is principally of one period of construction, but the south wall and east end of the north wing have been entirely reconstructed. Walls are covered with plaster and pebbledash and doors, windows and grey slate roof are modern. There are some original plains square windows in the north side, now blocked up. Three large external chimney stacks on the north and west sides are original, two have 'pepperpot style' chimneys, which have been frequently encountered in the region, associated with 17/18c buildings. Outbuildings to the south west are contemporary with late and modern improvements and additions (F1 ASP 03-JUN-58). (PastScape)

The reason for Perriam and Robinson including this site of a medieval hall in a gazetteer of 'fortified buildings' is obscure. Although this was probably a manorial centre the form of the medieval building is not known but doesn't seem to be described as either a tower or moated.
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